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Blake Oshiro

Blake Oshiro has been named Director Of Counsel for the Alston Hunt Floyd & Ing law firm, practicing in the area of government relations. Oshiro, a former state representative from the ‘Aiea area, is...

Christie Kimura and Kristen Kagoshima

The Japanese Cultural Society of Maui presented $1,000 scholarships to recent Maui high school graduates Christie Kimura and Kristen Kagoshima. Christie Kimura, daughter of Glenn and Kyoko Kimura, graduated from Seabury Hall. She plans to...

HERALD SALUTES – JILL TOKUDA

State Sen. Jill Tokuda was presented a 2014 “Champions for Charters” award from the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools at the U.S. Capitol during National Charter School Week (May 4-10). Tokuda was one...
Deputy Consul General Takayuki Shinozawa with scholarship recipients JiaJie He (left) and Yunmi Kim. (Photo courtesy Japanese Consulate)

Herald Salutes

An award presentation ceremony recognizing the 2018 MEXT — Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science & Technology — Japanese Studies student (Nihongo Nihonbunka Kenshu Ryugakusei) scholarship recipients was held Aug. 30 at the Japanese Consulate in Nu‘uanu.

Yasu Ishida

Yasu Ishida, a University of Hawai‘i graduate student in children’s theater, has been awarded the American Alliance for Theatre and Education’s Doyle Fellowship. The fellowship is named in honor of Don and Elizabeth Doyle...
Photo of Gwen Fujie

Herald Salutes

Gwen Fujie has been selected as executive director of the Hawaii United Okinawa Association, succeeding the late Jane Serikaku, who held the post for approximately 12 years before passing last summer. Fujie assumed the position on Jan. 2. Fujie’s ancestral roots in Okinawa are in Oroku and Yomitan. She is a member of Yomitan Club,....
The East Hawaii Hiroshima Kenjin Kai presented scholarships of $1,000 each to Waiäkea High School senior Meghan M.B.Y. Nagai (right) and Hilo High School senior Kara Yoshiyama (left)

Herald Salutes

The East Hawaii Hiroshima Kenjin Kai presented scholarships of $1,000 each to Waiäkea High School senior Meghan M.B.Y. Nagai and Hilo High School senior Kara Yoshiyama. The two were recognized for their excellence in academic, co-curricular and extracurricular achievements. Nagai, who is the daughter of Kenjin Kai members Sylvia and Michael Nagai, was a valedictorian....

Capt. Wade Ishimoto

Retired U.S. Army Capt. Wade Ishimoto has been inducted as a “Distinguished Member” of the Special Forces Regiment. Ishimoto, a vice president of the Japanese American Veterans Association, is the sole living inductee into...

Ford Fuchigami

Ford Fuchigami has been appointed interim director of the state Department of Transportation by Gov. Neil Abercrombie. His nomination is subject to Senate confirmation. Fuchigami had been a DOT deputy director since 2010, overseeing the...

Joshua Hernandez Morse

Joshua Hernandez Morse has been named head of school of Pacific Buddhist Academy by the academy’s board of trustees. PBA is an independent, fully accredited, four-year high school, that offers teens of all faiths...

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